PATRICK LANDMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PATRICK LANDMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Editorial use only.
Palaeoanthropologists in Sterkfontein Caves, South Africa. Palaeoanthropologists at the entrance of the caves where Little Foot was discovered. Little Foot is a nearly complete Australopithecus skeleton found in the Sterkfontein Caves in in 1994-1998. The skeleton is an estimated 3.67 million years old, dated in 2015 by means of a new radioisotopic technique. Other significant hominid fossils were found here, including Mrs. Ples, and the Taung Child (both Australopithecus africanus). The primate Australopithecus is thought to be an ancestor of humans. Photographed in 2010.
Model release not available. Property release not required.